From Compassion

We can have the purest of intentions. We can have carefully planned what we are going to do or say.  We may have even consulted with others to be certain that we are going about things in the correct way.  But, without compassion in our thoughts, words, and deeds, we are bound to mess things…

Grounded In Humility

We must be careful to not allow the gifts of the spirit to distract us from the spirit itself.  The gifts are not the giver.  Nor are we defined by the gifts bestowed upon us.  The truth of our existence can only be found in and sustained through humility.  Humility keeps us grounded in the…

Live Now

We can work really hard our whole lives just to end up too unhealthy to enjoy ourselves later.  Conversely, can also not work really hard our whole lives just to end up in the same condition.  Unless tragedy strikes, we all either grow old, grow ill, or both before we inevitably pass away. We do…

Strength From Weakness

The things we see in ourselves that are most objectionable to us, may in fact be our greatest assets.  It may simply be a matter of how these character traits are applied.  What we perceive as our greatest weaknesses might just be strengths that have been misdirected.  Once we find the correct direction for our…

Truth In Service

It is not a secret that helping others makes us feel better about ourselves and our lives.  It frees us from our self-centered problems and feelings for a little while and gives us a sense of purpose and fulfillment.  A problem arises, however, when we help others in a way that compromises our values, violates…